Photos: Garbage Floods the Three Gorges Dam

The recent floods in China, which have now killed more than 1200 people, have also swept an immense amount of trash to the Three Gorges Dam area, threatening to block the dam’s gates. The following photos, posted on...

Video: Abandoned Poison

The following video from Sina won the 2006 Chinese DV Contest for environment protection. It tells us: “Two-thirds of the cities in China are filled with trash. According to reliable sources, there are about 150,000,000...

The great trash debate – various

The revelation by a minister in the UK earlier this week that the volume of Britain’s trash shipments to China have increased nearly 160-fold in the last decade prompted calls from the Liberal Democrats for the country to take care of more of its own recycling. Now it seems China it also looking into the […]

The city that is Britain’s dustbin – Hazel Parry and Simon Parry

A new wrinkle in the “China as Global Trash Receptacle” story from UK’s Daily Mail: “This is one of the most polluted towns in China – everyone who has come here says the same,” complains migrant worker Li Lengen, cradling his 18-month-old daughter as he sits beside a fly-blown pile of imported rubbish that represents […]

Dump Trash, Add Scavengers, Mix and Get a Big Mess – Howard French

From the New York Times (link): Song Tiping, a peasant from rural Jiangsu Province, and Bernie Kearsley-pratt, an Australian executive, would not at first glance seem to have much in common, and they do not, except for one thing: both were drawn here by the unlikely financial promise of garbage, towering mountains of refuse that […]

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